We have received a generous donation to cover the course fee for one individual between the ages of 18 and 25 interested in taking the Timber Framing Course, from August 5-10.
We hope to put this bursary to good use.
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested and eligible and have them get in touch.

Looking ahead to August...

6-Day Timber Framing Course
1-Day Garlic Braiding & Talk
1-Day Pickling & Canning Workshop


Around here skills and products we don’t produce ourselves are just as valuable as money (if not more!). So, if you’re interested in taking a course but your budget is tight and you have a service or product to offer, please don’t hesitate to propose a barter. If we can balance a full or partial trade, we’ll all be smiling in the end.


Timber Framing

Instructor: Jason Gibson

6-Day Course

August 5-10

Learn the time-honoured skills and techniques required to build a traditional timber frame structure.
During this 6-day course (August 5-10) participants will learn how to build a 20′ x 16′ timber frame structure with loft. The course will cover traditional mortise and tenon joinery, layout and cutting procedures, assembly, proper use of hand and power tools, and safe raising/rigging techniques. 
Instructor Jason Gibson has spent over 15 years building and restoring timber frame buildings in Eastern Ontario, and running private timber framing courses. 

More information here

“I cannot imagine a more enjoyable day – location, instruction, lunch, atmosphere and camaraderie.” – Mary Ellen

“The class that I attended was very organized, very well equipped and very relaxed. The food was far above what was expected and beyond any other event – super healthy, super yummy, more than enough and (seemingly!) effortless. It was a great day!” – Rob Garner

“A great place to learn and express yourself through art. Welcoming to both beginners and more experienced makers. Anyone with curiosity and an eagerness to learn should attend a workshop.” – Meredith Combs

“I loved the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that was generated in the workspace. Lunches on both days were terrific.” – Shelagh Ryan